Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 2:41pm
DNREC's O'Marra testifies on Capitol Hill
DNREC's Colin O'Marra testifies on Capitol Hill about ways the Army Corp of Engineers could improve its water resources policies.
|DNREC Secretary Colin O'Marra testifies in Washington, D.C.|
The Delaware Cabinet Secretary tells members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works that a few authorization changes could save millions.
"Too often, clean and safe dredging material is treated like a waste byproduct, it's just shipped overboard or sequestered into a contained disposal facility. We really need to adopt a systems-based approach that treats this clean sediment like the valuable resource that it is, and then use it where it's absolutely most valuable," says O'Marra.
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He's also tells the committee the Army Corp of Engineers should formally recognize the link between storm damage mitigation and environmental enhancements.
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